Ahead of its launch on March 17, new Hyundai Creta production has begun at the company’s manufacturing facility in Chennai
Second-gen Creta is a completely new car. Yesterday, we got a chance to visit the Hyundai India car plant in Chennai. Here, we also got to take a look at the new gen Creta. Apart from being a completely new car and being loaded with features, it also comes with BS6 compliant engines. New Creta will aim to regain the title of top selling SUV in its class, which it had lost to new rivals in the last few months.
As far as design and styling is concerned, new Creta has changed a lot. The SUV comes with a bold and futuristic design, which appears to be inspired by Hyundai Palisade luxury SUV. Some key features include crescent glow LED DRLs, automatic trio LED headlamps, prominent wheel arches, auto unfold ORVMs, puddle lamps, R17 diamond cut alloys, blacked out pillars for floating roof effect, smart panoramic sunroof, twin tip exhaust and stylish boomerang shaped LED tail lamps. Second-gen Creta gets new single tone colour options of mulberry red and galaxy blue.
For people buying Creta, it would be the best-in-class and first-in-segment features that would come across as truly delightful. On the inside, new Creta comes with a 7-inch TFT display instrument cluster and large 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system. Another key addition is 8-speaker Bose audio, a unique offering in this segment. Other features include dual-tone interiors, blue ambient light, sports pedal, D-cut steering wheel, automatic air purifier, rear seat headrest with cushion and 2-step reclining rear seat.
New Creta is bigger and spacious in comparison to its predecessor. It is 4300 mm long, 1790 mm wide and has a wheelbase of 2610 mm. This translates into a gain of 30 mm each across length, width and wheelbase.
Engine options for second-gen Creta include a 1.5-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.4-litre turbo petrol unit. Power and torque output are 115 PS / 144 Nm, 115 PS / 250 Nm, and 140 PS / 240 Nm, respectively. Transmission options include 6-speed manual, IVT, automatic and 7-speed DCT. All three engines are BS6 compliant. There will be a total of 14 variants and 5 trims (E, EX, S, SX and SX(O)).
New Creta will be equipped with Blue Link tech that offers 50+ connectivity features. Some key features include auto crash notification, road side assistance, panic notification, stolen vehicle tracking, remote vehicle immobilization, remote engine start / stop, remote climate control, remote vehicle status, find my car, vehicle health reports, live traffic information, geo fence alert, and speed alert.
New Creta launch price is expected in the range of Rs 10-17 lakh. The popular SUV will go against rivals such as Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Harrier.